Mosquito bites can be incredibly painful and itchy, putting some people off looking forward to the sunny seasons.
If you like to spend time outdoors in the summer you will understand just how annoying mosquito bites can be, making every day out a struggle against them.
There are repellents you can buy over the counter, however the topical ointments are very uncomfortable on the skin, and need to be constantly applied, making them useless during the night when you are not awake to use them.
Thankfully there are certain plants that mosquitoes hate, placing these plants around your home will ensure you don’t wake up to discover you have been feasted on during the night.
Lemongrass has a fresh lemon-like aroma which although pleasant to humans, mosquitoes will do their best to avoid it. Lemongrass is easy to grow and reaches heights of up to 3 feet, start growing it now in time for next summers mosquito barrage.
Citronella oil is very popular and used on its own and also in scented candles. Citronella grows very well in planters and with other plants but for maximum effect, plant them on their own and place all around your garden to keep mosquitoes away.
Marigolds are great for detracting a while range of unwanted insects. Not only will these plants deter mosquitoes from your garden, when planted around vegetables they will keep insects away from nibbling on your wares.
Another fresh smelling herb that mosquitoes are repelled by is mint. They will stay away from mint planted in your garden, and when rubbed on the skin, mint leaves act as a successful deterrent.
Another string smelling herb which humans are fond of but mosquitoes seem to hate is rosemary. While rosemary can be kept in small planters it is actually a shrub and will grow to be quite large so if you are planning to use it indoors, make sure you prune it regularly.
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